Aus dementia solutions showcased in London

Thursday, 09 June, 2022

Aus dementia solutions showcased in London

Dementia Australia’s technology solutions and programs are being showcased at the Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference 2022 in London this week.

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said the organisation’s technology products will be displayed alongside presentations on the organisation’s approach to providing specialist dementia palliative care and effective, strategic government applications.

Technology-focused products on show at the ADI Conference 2022 include: the Ask Annie app; the virtual avatar program Talk with Ted; and EDIE, the Educational Dementia Immersive Experience.

With the support of Gandel Foundation, Ask Annie is a Dementia Australia mobile app that offers short, self-paced learning modules to help care workers refresh their skills and learn tips and tools to provide better care to people living with dementia. Since its Australian launch in 2021, it has been downloaded over 5000 times.

Talk with Ted is an award-winning immersive experience, designed to educate care workers to better communicate with and support people living with dementia. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to provide an online simulation of a typical communication experience between a care worker and someone living with dementia.

EDIE is an immersive experience that enables participants to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia. Using virtual reality technology, it enhances the knowledge of dementia while exploring enablement strategies to support the person living with dementia to live more confidently.

In addition to technology presentations, Dementia Australia’s Nightingale Program will be presented. The Nightingale Program is a palliative model of care for people living with dementia provided by specialist nurses, and focuses on promoting choice and wellbeing.

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